1989
Established as a CAD Bureau
  • Cadimage Solutions Limited founded by Murray and Sue Pearson primarily as a CAD bureau offering visualisation services using Silicon Graphics Workstations and Sonata.
  • Early customers included: Shell, Mobil, DB Breweries, Beca, Fletchers
1991
Pioneering 3D CAD in New Zealand
  • Appointed Exclusive New Zealand ArchiCAD Distributor
  • Desktop Engineering Services and Andrew Ecker appointed lower-North and South Island ArchiCAD Dealer
1995
Multi-platform Office
  • ArchiCAD Releases the first Window Version - ArchiCAD 4.55 - the office (and customers) are no longer Mac only
1997
Visualisation Services "re-booted"
  • Cadimage starts offering high-end visualisations services again.
  • ArchiCAD Customer Base growth requires Support Team Member
  • Albert Wayers leaves AutoMAN and founds 3D CAD Works, taking over Lower-North Island ArchiCAD Dealership
1999
A Real Office & ArchiCAD Development
  • Cadimage Solutions moves into a 'real' office
  • We start developing Tools for ArchiCAD - the first, a Design-to-Manufacture system for Lockwood Homes (a 2 year project).
  • Cadconsult Limited founded in Christchurch by Andrew Ecker and takes over South Island ArchiCAD Dealership
2001
Innovation
  • Introduction of free student versions of ArchiCAD - first Partner in the world to do so
  • Introduction of Service Contracts for ArchiCAD
  • Launched New Zealand Tools (predecessor to Cadimage Tools)
  • Key Note Speaker at Graphisoft inaugural Developer Conference Hungary
2002
Cadimage grows Up
  • No longer a typical Kiwi Home Business, Campbell Yule becomes a director and shareholder
  • Commence Whole-of-House Project with CHH
2003
Formation of Buildmedia
  • The first "group" company is formed - Buildmedia.
  • Buildmedia takes over all Visualisation Services.
2004
Cadimage starts Exporting
  • Acquired Theometric Software business – enhancing the delivery of Cadimage Tools to the New Zealand market
  • Acquired 3D CAD Works ArchiCAD reseller business
  • Begin exporting Cadimage Tools internationally via new online store
2005
New Managing Director
  • Campbell Yule succeeds Murray Pearson as Managing Director.
  • Cadimage divests its investment in Buildmedia.
  • Campbell receives Outstanding Product Management Award at Graphisoft International Partner Conference for the Cadimage Tools
2006
New Owners
  • Campbell Yule and Tracey Gatland buy out Murray Pearson's remaining shareholding in Cadimage marking the start of a new era.
  • Cadimage Tools exported to 28 countries
2007
Export Growth
  • Received Export Market Development Grant from New Zealand and Enterprise New Zealand - ultimately received grants for four years.
  • Founded Graphisoft New Zealand and Cadimage Tools as subsidiaries of Cadimage Group
2008
Cadimage on a world stage
  • Campbell Yule presents to Graphisoft US Key Client Conference - Boston
  • Cadimage Tools exported to 44 countries
  • Cadimage launches revolutionary Stair Design Tool
  • Presentations in Germany, Sweden, USA, Hungary and United Kingdom
2009
Strategy Development
  • Began Strategic Branding Project for Cadimage with Brian Richards and Team
  • Cadimage remains strong throughout challenging world economic environment
  • Cadimage Tools exported to 58 countries
2010
New Look, New Products
  • Launched new Cadimage Brand
  • Formalised Board of Directors
  • Appointed Lance Wiggs as non-executive, independent Director
  • Signed Solibri Partner Agreement for Australia and New Zealand
  • Developed and Launched Cadimage Slab Edges
2011
Cadconsult PLM Founded
  • Acquired Cadconsult Limited - Andrew Ecker becomes director and shareholder of Cadimage Group
  • Founded Cadconsult PLM to concentrate on Solid Edge and FEMAP in New Zealand.
  • Cadimage opens a Christchurch Office
  • Cadimage Tools exported to 74 countries
2012
Sales and Market Growth
  • Graphisoft New Zealand wins Top Sales Award at International Partner Conference
  • Signed Heads of Agreements to acquire Encina Limited, Bristol, UK to expand development capability
  • Released new Electrical Tool for ArchiCAD
2013
Global Reach
  • Signed Heads of Agreements to acquire Endurasim in Australia
  • Signed new Siemens agreement, extending our product offer across Australasia
  • Cadimage Group NZ relocates to new office space
2014
New Frontiers
  • Awarded the prestegious Distributor of the Year award by GRAPHISOFT at their International Partner Conference, Hungary
  • Launch of myCadimage customer portal
  • Launch of Cadimage Tools on Subscription model

Our History

Established in 1989 as a CAD Bureau, Cadimage Group has evolved in to a customer focused sales and support organisation in the architecture, engineering and construction fields. Cadimage Group distributes a wide range of products including ArchiCAD,
Artlantis and Solibri Model Checker, as well as developing and
exporting our own software.